Implants Vs. Bridges: Which is Better?

To replace a missing tooth, a dentist will suggest that a patient use a dental bridge or an implant. Each option has its own advantages, so as the patient, it is important to understand the difference between the two to make an informed decision. Comparing each option can help you to better decide which treatment to use for your dental needs. Bridges and Implants A dental bridge and an implant will be created in a different way. A bridge uses a false tooth that is suspended between two crowns. With the installation, the dentist will use cement on the natural teeth beside the missing section to adhere to the false tooth. With an implant, a false tooth is placed on [...]

By |2019-02-28T20:18:31+00:00December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

5 Tips to Help Your Child Through Their First Dental Visit

5 Tips to Help Your Child Through Their First Dental Visit Once children begin to develop teeth, parents must begin a dental routine. Brushing and rinsing out the mouth is important for good oral health. As your child ages, they will need to begin to see the dentist for regular checkups. For small children, a trip to the dentist can be scary. Thankfully, there are ways that parents can prepare the child for their first dental visit, ensuring the small patient is comfortable during the exam and cleaning. Take Kids Along to Your Appointments One way to get your child ready for their own appointment is to bring them along for your regular checkup. Explain that the dentist is going [...]

By |2019-03-06T22:14:58+00:00December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Who Makes A Great Invisalign® Candidate?

Invisalign® is a great way to straighten teeth and achieve that confident, beautiful smile. This orthodontic treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners rather than using typical metal braces. Before choosing this dental treatment option, you should find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign®. You can schedule your consult with Royce Family Dentistry today by calling 704.540.5440. The first issues you will have to think about are the nature and severity of what you want to fix. Some of the situations that Invisalign® can fix include overbite, underbite, gapped teeth, crowded teeth and cross bite. However, since Invisalign® has a difficult time fixing severe cases, you should consider advanced procedures if the case is too severe. Age is a factor [...]

By |2019-03-06T22:15:09+00:00October 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dentures, What To Consider

With dentures, people who have lost the use of their teeth, can regain the abilities they once had with a set of healthy teeth. The benefits are numerous and immediate. One of the best things about dentures is that while a set of unhealthy teeth can greatly restrict the foods you can eat, dentures allow you to eat a much wider range of foods. However, it is important to remember that there is an adjustment period that comes with getting dentures, so to start out with, it's better to stick with the foods that are the most denture-friendly. Start out with softer foods, and avoid things that are sticky or have a tendency to get stuck in between your teeth. Also, [...]

By |2019-03-06T22:15:18+00:00September 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Your Pineville, NC Dentist

What does it mean to you to have a great dental practice that provides quality dentistry for your entire family? For our patients it means having a dental team you can count on, convenience combined with great care and a dental provider that puts your needs first. Pineville is an area that nearly 10,000 people call home. It is filled with shopping, entertainment and lots of dining choices. When it comes to finding your place to call home schools and medical/dental providers are top on the list. Royce Family Dentistry provides dental care for all ages. Dr. Ogletree received his Undergraduate degree in Zoology from Auburn University, his Graduate degree in Medical Science from Hampton University and graduated from the [...]

By |2018-08-31T10:48:09+00:00August 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Teeth Whitening Services In Charlotte, NC

The Queen city is known for many things including beautiful smiles.  Royce Family Dentistry with providing dentist, Hugh Ogletree Jr.  is proud to share information about teeth whitening services to the Charlotte area. Do you feel like your teeth or discolored, maybe even stained?  It's a common thought among many people, why are my teeth so yellow? Staining on the teeth Teeth can become stain very easily depending on our daily habits.  Food, coffee and wine are all culprits to producing stain on the teeth.  Coffee, tea, sodas and smoking are a few of the leading reasons for teeth stain.  However, aging alone can account for stain. How do you prevent staining on your teeth? First, we encourage healthy overall [...]

By |2018-08-23T13:39:56+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Why Dental Sealants Might Be The Right Choice For You

Growing up, almost everyone is informed regarding the issues caused by tooth decay and cavities. Both tooth decay and cavities are caused by bacterial buildup in the mouth, which occurs when there is leftover food and plaque on your teeth. As the bacteria digest these food particles, they release acid which will then lead to tooth decay. At Royce Family Dentistry, we believe that education is extremely important when caring for your teeth and overall oral health. There are a few ways that you can help prevent any tooth decay or cavities from occurring. One of the many ways is to use something called dental sealants. Even though many people who have heard of this procedure think that this is something that mostly [...]

By |2018-07-23T13:38:56+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Everyone wonders every now and then about changing the way they look. Of course, we do it all the time in a superficial way with makeup, new hairstyles, jewelry and clothes, and sometimes more dramatically with tattoos and piercings. But occasionally we consider making deeper, more permanent changes like plastic surgery, or, what is more common by far, cosmetic dentistry. Most people have something they don’t like about the way their teeth look. The good news is that many things can be corrected. What Is Cosmetic Surgery? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the simple definition is that it’s dentistry that creates positive changes to your teeth, and thus to your smile, which is the biggest reason people [...]

By |2018-06-23T10:00:16+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s Summer! Don’t Take A Break From Oral Hygiene!

It’s summer! Time for vacations, cookouts, swimming, hot days, cool treats, and lazy, hazy days. We all love that “summer feeling” of no school, no schedule, no problem but we can’t neglect the basic practices that help us maintain healthy teeth. Here are a few tips to help you keep your smile healthy all summer long: Brush Twice a Day It sounds basic but maintaining a regular brushing schedule in the summer is an important routine you do not want to ignore. Summertime schedules are topsy-turvy and often interrupt our usual routines. Whether you are on vacation spending late nights at the beach, off at camp or simply taking advantage of no schedule in order to sleep late, don’t give [...]

By |2018-05-23T15:11:17+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

When we think of dentists and dentistry, naturally our minds think of teeth and all that goes into keeping them healthy and white. But did you know that a crucial part of your exam at Royce Family Dentistry includes screening for oral cancers? Oral cancers occur in the mouth and/or throat and can extend to the tongue and lips. The mouth and throat are made up of flat cells called squamous cells. These cells are arranged like scales in the lining of your mouth and throat, tongue and lips. When an abnormality occurs in the squamous cells, it could be cancerous. Risk factors for oral cancer include tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, human papillomavirus, diet, sun exposure, and history of [...]

By |2018-04-23T14:14:42+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|